Moving our Strategy Forward

In the past 4 years NAN has been able to support communities through various government funding by providing the following:
Seeds, Garden Equipment, Kitchen Kits, Outdoor cookout supplies, Earth boxes, Chicken coop, low tech greenhouses, good food boxes, perishable and non-perishable food items, community based garden projects.
In 2014, NAN was accepted as a Good Food Organization (GFO) through Community Food Centres Canada. Good Food Organizations are committed to offering respectful, responsive, and impactful food programs in their communities as a way of decreasing hunger, building better physical and mental health and reducing social isolation. NAN will work closely with Community Food Centres Canada and other GFO’s towards progressive social change.

NAN Food Day

On August 7, 2014 NAN Chiefs in Assembly designated September 21st of each year as “NAN FOOD DAY” in support and recognition of the efforts to rebuild our right to food self-determination. Communities will be encouraged to highlight this day to further bring awareness and create meaningful discussion. Community action and events will be posted on the Kittigaan Aski website.

Moving Forward

  • Development of 5 year strategic plan/secure long term, responsive funding.
  • Final report and recommendations on NAN food distribution feasibility study/secure funds to develop business plan.
  • Ongoing support for community led initiatives.
  • Proposal for First Nation Community Food Centre.
  • Support Student Nutrition Program.
  • NAN Food Symposium.
  • Ongoing planning for International Indigenous Food Summit.
  • Continue advocacy to include all NAN remote communities under Nutrition North Canada food subsidy program.